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Disability, Theology and Religion

AQF: 8/9 hybrid, Prerequisites: For DM003-912i: 48cps Level 8


The human experience of disability keeps turning up on the pages of the Bible and raises questions about the core concerns of theology. What are God’s purposes? What does it mean to be human? How do faith and cognition connect? Who belongs at my church? What answers are on offer in Christianity and other systems of belief?

The place of people with disabilities in our community is radically changing. It is time for the church to think deeply and creatively about the issue and to form communities that practise radical hospitality. This unit will allow you to reflect on your theological thinking from a new perspective and will open up new ministry possibilities.

Lecturer: Rev Dr Kirk Patston lectures in Old Testament at SMBC. His academic interests include Wisdom Literature, the relationship between the gospel and culture, and ministry with people with disabilities.
AQF level: 8/9
Lecture Mode: hybrid*
Prerequisites: For DM003-912i: 48cps Level 8 
Enrol by Start Date: Saturday 5 June 2021
Lecture Week: Monday 5 - Friday 9 July 2021
End Date: Saturday 2 October 2021
Credit Points and Costs:
ADM003 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments) - $700 on-campus*/$630 off-campus*
DM003-812i = 12cp (1 unit) - GDDiv, MDiv, MTS - $2520
DM003-912i = 12cp (1 unit) - MDiv, MTS - $2520

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